11 hr 26 min
Details: Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Renowned trauma expert, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., has spent over three decades working with survivors. Join him in this transformational conference, and leave with a new understanding of traumatic stress. Learn how trauma can literally rearrange the brain’s wiring-specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control and trust.
This conference will show how trauma affects the developing mind and brain, and teach how trauma affects self-awareness and self-regulation. You will focus on the fundamental difference between trauma desensitization vs. integration and growth, and look at the difference between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress. Dr. van der Kolk will examine the role of interpersonal rhythms and attunement in establishing a sense of self and community. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate affect regulation techniques, examine ways to deal with fragmented self-experience, and teach the benefits of yoga, EMDR, meditation, neurofeedback, music and theater.
Trauma changes development of mind, brain and self. Its treatment requires a spectrum of interventions which Dr. van der Kolk will address:
• Find words to describe and communicate what is going on
• Learn to regulate one’s emotions
• Learn to trust other human beings with shameful and horrific details of one’s life
• Process traumatic memories
• Learn to be fully alive in the present
This conference is based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, will give you proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy-and a way to reclaim lives!
1. Examine & explain how traumatized people process information.
2. Describe how sensorimotor processing can alleviate traumatic re-experiencing.
3. Describe the range of adaptations to trauma early in the life cycle.
4. Explain how trauma affects the developing mind and brain.
5. Summarize the recent advances in neurobiology of trauma.
6. Identify the difference between disrupted attachment and traumatic stress.
7. Describe how adverse childhood experiences effect brain development, emotion regulation & cognition.
8. List and describe techniques of physical mastery, affect regulation and memory processing.
9. Describe the development of Developmental Trauma Disorder.
10. Explain the current DSM-5® position on DTD.
11. Explain how to integrate various treatment approaches in your practice.
12. Summarize treatment strategies alternatives to drugs and talk therapy.
Neuroscience & Brain Development
Neuroscience and brain development
How children learn to regulate their arousal systems
How the brain regulates itself
Developmental psychopathology: The derailment of developmental processes & brain development due to trauma, abuse and neglect
How the brain responds to treatment
Early Life Trauma
Adaptations to trauma early in the life cycle
Loss of affect regulation
Chronic destructive relationships towards self and others
Dissociation and amnesia
Self-blame, guilt and shame
Chronic distrust and identification with the aggressor
Attachment, Trauma, and Psychopathology
The breakdown of information processing in trauma
Mirror neuron systems and brain development
How to overcome the destabilization and disintegration
The compulsion to repeat - origins and solutions.
Difference between disorganized attachment and traumatic stress
Neuroscience, Trauma, Memory and the Body
The neurobiology of traumatic stress
Learned helplessness and learned agency
Restoring active mastery and the ability to attend to current experiences
Somatic re-experiencing of trauma-related sensations and affects that serve as engines for continuing maladaptive behaviors
How mind and brain mature in the context of caregiving systems
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma-Related Disorders
Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
Affect and impulse dysregulation
Disturbances of attention, cognition and consciousness
Distortions in self-perception and systems of meaning
Somatization and biological dysregulation
The development of DTD in the DSM-5® as a diagnosis and its implications for assessment, diagnosis and treatment
Trauma-specific Treatment Interventions
The role of body-oriented and neurologically-based therapies to resolve the traumatic past
Alternatives to drugs and talk therapy
Self-regulation, including yoga
Play and theatre
Dance, movement and sensory integration
About the Speaker:
Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., is a clinical psychiatrist who has studied the impact and resolution of trauma on human beings for the past 30 years. His research has ranged from developmental impact of trauma to neuroimaging and from memory processes to the use of EMDR and theater groups in PTSD. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, where he also serves as director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network. He is past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has taught at universities and hospitals throughout the world. He is author of over a hundred scientific articles, author of Psychological Trauma and co-editor of Traumatic Stress.